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NounEdit

vasks

  1. indefinite genitive singular of vaskur

LatvianEdit

 vasks on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Bišu vasks
 
Augu vasks
 
Vaska svece

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *waksa (with metathesis, *waska-s), from Proto-Indo-European *wokso- (wax), from the stem *weg- (to weave) (< *aw-eg). The original meaning was thus “woven, fabric-like” (i.e., cells, honeycomb). Cognates include Lithuanian vãškas, Old Church Slavonic воскъ (voskŭ), Russian, Belarusian воск (vosk), Ukrainian віск, Bulgarian восък (vósǎk), Czech vosk, Polish wosk, Proto-Germanic *wahsa- (Old High German wahs, Old English wæx, German Wachs, English wax).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

vasks m (1st declension)

  1. wax (an oily, water-resistant substance)
    grīdas vasksfloor wax
    vaska sveceswax candles, tapers
    sintētiskais vaskssynthetic wax
    augu vaskiplant waxes
    dzīvnieku vaskianimal waxes
    bišu vasksbeeswax
    vaska figūrawax figure
    kausēt vaskuto melt wax
    mīksts kā vaskssoft as wax

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vasks”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN